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Curriculum transformation projects gain momentum

Stanford Chemistry Lecturer, Dr. Jennifer Schwartz Poehlmann

Six instructional teams across campus have made it their mission to ensure that all Stanford students can experience belonging and success in their disciplines. One of these teams is being led by Lecturer, Dr. Jennifer Schwartz Poehlmann, who is working with the chemistry department to create a sustainable “on-ramp course” called CHEM 11 that can support students with chemistry and problem-solving. This course will launch in the spring quarter.

Curriculum transformation projects are flourishing across Stanford, with the aim of enhancing the undergraduate curriculum and making courses more equitable and accessible for all students.

The Curriculum Transformation Project (CTP) was launched in spring 2023 as a seed funding opportunity and is guided by the Curriculum, Equity, and Innovation, a working group of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education’s Leveling the Learning Landscape initiative. The effort, funded by an anonymous donor, spans the three undergraduate schools, supported by VPUE and the deans of the School of Humanities and Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the Doerr School of Sustainability.

Read the press release in the Stanford News.